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Overall reader verdict 3 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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2 reader reviews for Aston Martin DB9 Volante.
  • 5.9 V12 450 Auto 2dr

    John nicholls Date: 19/02/2012
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      18.9

    My car

    Had this car for 4 weeks now, and I have to say I look forward to driving it, unlike the XKR or XJS 6.0 V12 convertibles I have had in the past this car just oozes class from the moment you step in it, you know this is different. Then you start it up and your initial assessment is taken to a new level. The buying experience from my dealership in Cheltenham has been second to none. It can be the sensible car around town, or you can push it hard to overtake at safe moments in the country - or sit on the motorway all day - and all are achieved with aplomb.

    All I have to do is save up for the DBS next time !

  • 5.9 V12 450 Auto 2dr

    James Burke Date: 20/08/2005
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    One of the worst cars ever made. In the first five weeks of ownership it spent four weeks in the workshop while several serious problems were fixed under warranty.

    Drives like a truck, except most trucks have better seats, better visibility and a more composed ride.

    The handling is good on smooth roads but deteriorates alarmingly over anything bumpy.

    The steering is laughably bad - it shudders horribly over bumps, and is jerky at parking speeds.

    The car was delivered with bad cosmetic damage to the dashboard and leather trim, which the dealer initially refused to remedy due to difficulty in taking the car apart.

    The dealer was generally quite sympathetic, although it didn't make me feel better when they told me mine was one of the good cars because they hardly had to take it apart at all, whereas some of them were apart "four or five times" before they could be delivered.

    For the money, 10 Mondeos would be a better way to sample Ford's product.

    A truly amateur effort.

Aston Martin DB9 Volante

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